When I went grocery shopping over the weekend, I bought a few things that I didn’t have any specific need for–For years, I’ve been the type of person who needs to have a recipe in front of her. And it’s not that when I’m cooking, I follow one to a tee, but I consider it my safety net, my guide. But lately, I’ve been pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and forcing myself to try and experiment. And I say knowing that tonight’s dinner isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel or anything–I just wanted a reason to make a balsamic glaze and some fried gnocchi!
Balsamic Glazed Chicken with Fried Gnocchi.
I really could eat chicken every day for the rest of my life and never tire of it.
I bought some grape tomatoes as well as some arugula, with the intention of making Chicken Milanese, which I never got around to doing. And then I thought I’d make one of the toppings, and just serve it on the side. Instead, I got lazy and didn’t bother roasting the tomatoes, so I just put the chicken on a bed of arugula.
It does make me sad that I am now officially out of my pomegranate balsamic vinegar…But I guess that just means I need to find a reason to go back to The Pheasant one of these days and pick up more! I think I want to try a different flavor this time.
I may or may not have been sucking on the basting brush after plating dinner, just to get every last drop of that delicious balsamic goodness. Okay, so I did. I make no apologies! It was divine!